Club Management Focus: Spring 2016

Welcome to Club Management Focus.

We are pleased to introduce our new Club Liaison Officer, Bev Purvis. Details are in this newsletter and she looks forward to hearing from some of you quite soon.

One piece of advice frequently sought is about Club Constitutions and disciplinary procedures. There is an article on this topic in this newsletter in case you are thinking you ought to update your procedures.

One of our affiliated clubs (Young Chelsea) is an enthusiastic user of Facebook not only to keep in touch with the membership but also to report news and present old photos and articles about their former members. If you already have a page (or perhaps a Twitter account) please let Peter Stockdale know. In this newsletter there is an article about how to set up such a page so do grab the opportunity to have an extra way of keeping in touch. You may want to recruit a volunteer to keep an eye on any page created because, a bit like websites, they are only useful if regularly updated.

Jeremy Dhondy
Chairman, English Bridge Union
May 2016

Welcome to Bev Purvis
The new club Liaison Officer
Updates to MyEBU
New features have been added to the clubs' area of the EBU members area
The Summer Meeting
Eastbourne, 19th to 28th August 2016
Award nominations now being accepted
Please nominate for Silver, Dimmie Fleming, Alec Salisbury, and Tom Bradley Awards
Club Teacher Training Courses
Change in pricing structure
Club Tournament Directors Courses
A change to the Pricing Structure
Setting up social media accounts
Get a facebook page or twitter account for your club
Submitting results from Licensed Events
Please use the correct Code
Club Insurance Renewal
Renewals were due on 1st April
Club and County Logos
EBU logos available to download for your website or paperwork
Club constitutions
Does your club have an appropriate, and visible, constitution
Club swiss Pairs
Add something extra to your club bridge programme
EBUScore – the EBU’s scoring software
Training sessions planned for the Summer Meeting
New Membership System
Coming soon to the Aylesbury office
Simultaneous Pairs Events
Past and future events
Club information forms
Please look out for them this month
Scoring when a visitor comes to your club
Getting it right, and why you should care
Host a heat of the Really Easy Afternoon
A multi-venue event for novice players on 28th May
How Woodborough Bridge Club increased its membership
Universal Membership rebates being processed
New Blue Points allowances
Additional opportunities for clubs to run Blue Point events
The EBU Shop
Shop with us and support your union
National Interclub Knockout
Entries for the NICKO are open now
New club affiliations
Club and County Advertising
Discounts available
Spring forward!
An advert from Jannersten for their new dealing machine
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